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Kai Ryssdal vs. the American Girl Store

Jul 24, 2014
We went behind the scenes with Jean McKenzie, executive vice president for American Girl.
Posted In: American Girl, dolls, toys, Mattel

The happy accident that changed squirt guns forever

Jul 8, 2014
Lonnie Johnson dreamed of inventing, but never knew he'd be famous for a toy.
Posted In: squirt guns, toys, super soaker

The average Lego set appreciates better than stocks

Feb 27, 2014
All kinds of investors are excited about Lego's annual profits.
Posted In: lego, toys

Know who's really into action figures these days? Adults.

Feb 19, 2014
A dispatch from the New York Toy Fair.
Posted In: toys, action figures

Elmo's two-decade reign as toy king

Nov 27, 2013
Quartz reporter Roberto Ferdman talks about the fuzzy beloved character that has made kids go crazy and parents go crazier since 1996.
Posted In: elmo, toys, Sesame Street

What bronies have to do with the economy

Nov 7, 2013
GDP numbers came in today. They looked good at first glance, but there's a hidden story there. A bad one.
Posted In: GDP, toys, my little pony, bronies

In a tough year for toys, Mattel has played a good game

Oct 16, 2013
Toy analysts say Mattel's core brands and its progress in high-tech toys have helped it do better than some other toymakers.
Posted In: Mattel, toys, Barbie

LEGO my turnaround: When innovation hurts

Jun 25, 2013
LEGO almost went out of business in the early 2000s thanks to an over innovation frenzy. How did the company get back to the brick?
Posted In: lego, toys, Retail, innovation

No toy slump for Lego

Dec 24, 2012
Toy industry analyst Sean McGowan talks about the continued success of toy company Lego, even in 2012.
Posted In: lego, toys

Educators question 'educational' kids' DVDs

Dec 21, 2012
Fancy educational toys don't give rich kids an advantage over poor kids when it comes to brain development.
Posted In: toys, baby DVD, brain development, Education, apps

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